The 21st tallest tower in the Bay Area planned or built is Spear Tower in SoMa, San Francisco. Rising to a 564-foot pinnacle, Spear Tower is the taller of a two-towered complex, One Market Plaza. Rising across the Embarcadero, the development was completed in 1976, connecting the two new towers with the 11-story 1916-built Landmark Building on Market Street. Welton Becket Associates is the building architect.
Tallest Buildings of Bay Area 2021
One Sansome Street ranks as the 22nd tallest skyscraper in the Bay Area, planned or built. With a rooftop height 551 feet above street level, the structure is host to over half a million square feet of office space available in the Financial District since it opened in 1984. William L. Pereira & Associates, best remembered for designing the Transamerica Pyramid, was the architecture firm behind One Sansome.
The Harrison at 401 Harrison Street is the 23rd tallest skyscraper in the Bay Area planned or built with a rooftop height of 541 feet above street level. The project is the shorter of the two-towered Rincon Hill complex that has redefined the city’s skyline in SoMa, San Francisco. The project has come to define the ascension of Rincon Hill and the East Cut as an extension of high-rise residential development to accommodate the tech boom of the 21st century.
Scaffolding has been erected for the partial demolition at 30 Van Ness Avenue, where a future mixed-use tower with affordable housing is expected to become the 24th tallest building in the Bay Area planned or built. The 540-foot tower will create 333 condominiums and nearly a quarter of a million square feet of commercial office area in San Francisco’s Civic Center neighborhood by City Hall. Lendlease is the project developer.
The 25th tallest skyscraper in San Francisco planned or built is One Front Street. The distinctive Shell-Haus-inspired office tower opened in the Financial District in 1979 between Battery and Market Street. One Front Street, formerly known as Shaklee Terraces, rises 538 feet tall above street level with design by Skidmore Owings & Merrill.